By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Presidency has reacted to the recent allegations by the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, that President Muhammadu Buhari was part of a Fulani agenda to take over the country.
Ortom’s allegations were made on Tuesday following the recent killings in the state by suspected herdsmen.
But the Presidency’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Thursday via a statement with the theme “Governor Ortom Only Sees The Problems Of Others, He Doesn’t See His Own”, slammed the governor’s statements alleging that President Buhari was complicit in the killings, accusing of always blaming others, but himself, for the myriad of security challenges the country was experiencing.
Excerpts of the statement read, “The rising levels of incidents, especially the killings and violence in various parts of the country call for further collaboration with security agencies to curb its recurrence,” he said while accusing the Benue leader was politicising the killings.
“The President expresses his condolences to the families of our dear citizens who lost their loved ones in the recent spate of killings in Benue State.
“No responsible government takes pleasure in such events as the killing of the military and that of innocent citizens taking refuge in an Internally Displaced People’s camp.
“President Buhari is deeply pained by the terrible acts of violence happening not only in Benue State but also in other parts of the country and expects that the law enforcement agencies will go to every possible extent to catch the perpetrators of these heinous acts and bring them to justice.”